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1 p.m. Black History at Green-Wood

Saturday, February 28, 2015, 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

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In honor of Black History Month, Green-Wood presents a special trolley tour with Historian Jeff Richman. Though segregation has certainly been an issue in the city, Brooklyn and New York City also have long histories of diversity and civil rights activism. This trolley tour will examine the life and accomplishments of many prominent black New Yorkers, as well as several abolitionists also working for freedom in America.

Stops will include Susan Smith McKinney Steward, the first black female doctor in the state; Jean-Michel Basquiat, innovative artist of the 1970s and ’80s; Jeremiah Hamilton, New York’s first black millionaire; civil war heroes and survivors; freed slaves working as abolitionists, and more. Their stories illustrate the long struggle towards equality and the deep impact black New Yorkers have been making on New York City culture since its inception.

$15 for members of Green-Wood and BHS/$20 for nonmembers.

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